Early Menstruation Linked To Higher Diabetes Risk

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Bhubaneswar: Early onset of menstruation is associated with a higher risk of Type-2 diabetes.

A study published in the journal Menopause said each year of delay in menarche age correlated with a six per cent lower risk of Type-2 diabetes.

“Earlier onset of menses (14 y) was associated with diabetes in later life, likely driven by adult BMI (body mass index),” said Stephanie Faubion, Medical Director, North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

This new study, analysing more than 15,000 postmenopausal women in China, has found that women who begin menstruating at an earlier age have a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.

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